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University-wide Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff

Background

Boston University is committed to ensuring that all members of our community are afforded a respectful environment in which to work and study, and where sexual misconduct of any form is not tolerated. To this end, in the fall of 2018, the Provost announced to the community (website communication, BU Today article) that Boston University would be moving to implement mandatory, online University-wide sexual misconduct prevention training for all students, faculty, and staff. The trainings have been one important part of the University’s efforts to heighten awareness of acceptable and unacceptable behavior as well as available campus resources for safety, education, and reporting. Other trainings exist throughout the university for various populations, including trainings and materials specific to Title IX adjudication participants as one example.

In fall 2021, the Provost’s Office, in conjunction with the Compliance Services Office (CSO), Student Health Services (students), Human Resources (staff), Information Security & Technology (IS&T) and the Organizational Development & Learning Office (OD&L) launched a re-training initiative for all students, faculty, and staff. In a September 7, 2021 memorandum to employees notifying them of re-training efforts, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jean Morrison, and Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President for Operations, noted that “As we return to campus after an extremely disruptive 18 months, these trainings are an important reminder for all of us of the rules, processes, and resources we have in place. They also provide updates on policy changes, including adjustments to our processes to comply with recent federal regulations, incorporated into BU policies in 2020.”

The training is required of all employees and includes information on sexual misconduct, Title IX, the Clery Act, bystander intervention, and preventing bias, harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Frequency of the Employee Training

    • New Employees: All new employees (faculty and staff) are required to complete their assigned course(s) two weeks from their start date.
    • All existing employees: The current frequency for the online training module is every three years. The University launched re-training efforts on September 8, 2021, and all existing employees were required to complete their assigned module by October 8, 2021. Employees who joined the University after March 1, 2021, were required to redo the training at this time, since they recently completed it through the new employee training requirement. In fall 2024, all employees will have to once again complete the training.

Student Training and Retraining

New Undergraduate and Graduate Students are required to complete their assigned training at the start of the fall and spring semesters. Student populations are also currently required to take a refresher training at the start of their second year at the University.

Note: This webpage is intended to primarily communicate about the employee training. Students should refer to the Student Health Services informational webpage on the Sexual Assault Prevention Course for information on the student trainings.

Online Course Logistics

    • Faculty and Staff: The trainings are delivered through BU’s Terrier eDevelopment Learning Management Platform (LMS).
      • 2018 Launch: courses were formally “assigned” to faculty and staff based on employment roles and responsibilities on September 6, and they were required to complete assigned courses by November 15, 2018.
      • 2021 Launch: Courses were formally “assigned” to faculty and staff on September 8, 2021, and they will have until October 8, 2021 to complete the assigned module.
    • Students: Student Health Services uses a Vector Solutions vendor platform to deliver the trainings. Students should refer to the Student Health Services informational webpage on the Sexual Assault Prevention Course for information on the new and returning student training an re-training facilitated each fall and spring.

Consequences for Non-Completion

    • Employees: Completion of the assigned module is required for employees to qualify for the next merit increase process.
    • Students: Students will be blocked from registering next semester until they complete their assigned online module.

Length of Assigned Courses

The Supervisor course (Vector Solutions Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Supervisors with Title IX/Clery Module) will take ~ 190 minutes (~ 3 hours, ten minutes) to complete. The Non-Supervisor course (Vector Solutions Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Non-Supervisors with Title IX/Clery Module) will take ~130 (~ 2 hours, ten minutes) to complete.

Given the length of the course and the range of topics covered, its recommended that you complete the course bit by bit instead of all in one sitting. Once you begin a module, you can start and stop your training and your progress is saved, except in the middle of a video. Please note that the percentage of completion only records 3 times, beginning (0%), halfway through (50%) and completed (100%). If you log out and back in to the course, the time you have spent on the course should be accurate, but the % will most-likely not be. If you reload the page and would like to resuming where the you left off (if it did not do this automatically), within the course itself there is a horizontal menu across the top right-hand side of the browser window. Click the “MENU” option to see the sections of the course. You can move within sections already completed.

Questions:

    • For questions about the requirement or the content, please email comply@bu.edu.
    • For questions on accessing the training, contact the IT Help Center by emailing ithelp@bu.edu or calling 617-353-HELP (4357).
    • If you have any questions or concerns about completing the training due to its content, or you previously received a waiver from participating in sexual misconduct prevention education, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office’s University Title IX Coordinator at titleix@bu.edu or call 617-353-0911.

Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs) about the University-wide Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff

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Instructions to Access the University-Wide Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings in Terrier eDevelopment

How to Access the Trainings

Trainings are accessible through the Terrier eDevelopment Learning Management System. Instructions on how to access the Sexual Misconduct courses through the LMS are available in two formats:

    1. Basic Written Instructions (below on this webpage)
    2. Video Instructions (Video tutorial)

1. Written Instructions on How to Access the Training Courses in the LMS

Courses are accessible by logging into Terrier eDevelopment [URL: https://terrieredev.bu.edu/] using your Kerberos credentials. Employees can complete the courses over several sessions; individual progress is saved in the system.

Step 1: Log into the Terrier eDevelopment LMS using your Kerberos credentials.

Step 2: Employees will find the assigned training in the My Learning section of the homepage. See the red circle in the screen-shot below as a reference. Click on Assigned to access the training assignment.

Screenshot of the BU Terrier E-Development dashboard. Multiple images of Rhett the BU Terrier Mascot in the library and then on a laptop doing his assignments. Page also highlights the "My Learning" section to see what tasks the user must complete

2. Video Instructions

Video also available on the BU MyMedia website.